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Posted 11/20/2016   10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brunswick Billiards Table Co cover. I was impressed with their section of Battery Street in the late 1880s. Didn't know they were that large then.
The R W Sears Watch Company cover even has contents. Too beautiful to let the optimizer shrink the scans, I'll add separate scans of the seven watch cases of the back of the "drummer" Only one as affected by the folds.































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Posted 12/18/2016   7:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add abohart to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This thread is great. I'll have to get some of mine scanned so I can share, provided I can ever get the scanner working again.
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Posted 12/19/2016   8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't help myself. Here's a few more of my favorite covers... The first three aren't advertising, but I thought you'd like to see them anyway.

The first cover is from the Moses Myers correspondence. His house is still standing in Norfolk, Virginia and is the oldest Jewish home in the U.S. I've provided both the front and back of the cover to show the docketing, giving the date of 1799.






This next item is the current oldest item in my collection and dates from 1790. It is from William Seton who, at about this time frame, would become the father-in-law of the first U.S. saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton. Cover is ex-Chrysler collection and ex-D. Homer Kendall. Again, both sides are shown.






The next item is a Scott 26 on cover with Scott 24 and Boston double ring hand cancel with octagonal paid across both stamps. This would have paid both the postage and the carrier rate. Neat cover, I think.



Now for some advertising favorites.

The first one hits the advertising mark on two counts. It advertises the stationers who mailed the cover and it advertises the Hudson-Fulton celebration in 1909.








The next cover used what collectors would normally think of as the reverse side (back) as the front, giving space for mailing addresses. This is evidenced by the obvious folds and the envelope flap. The Toledo Metal Wheel Company does a nice job of the address side, but the other side is spectacular.









The next cover, from the 1920s, features a logo designed by famed painter Maxfield Parrish for the Prince George Hotel.





Finally, here's a nice Express cover with all over advertising using Wells Fargo as the carrier in California.



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Posted 12/21/2016   09:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Q/ Do you think that The Toledo Metal Wheel Company also made sleds?

Or, was this a winking acknowledgement (nowadays "a shout out") that there might be one time you didn't need their products?

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Posted 12/22/2016   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RK1468 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some of my recent favorites.

I love the schematic of the "standard furnace" on the first and deco design of the second.



"EZ" Springs Make Bed Time the Best Time. As I type this, I make the connection that I actually attended and then worked at the Utica YMCA summer camp in a much different era!

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Posted 01/05/2017   10:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agmasd56 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice covers .. in fact I like this forum
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I don't collect advertising covers in particular, but will pick them up if they strike my fancy as I'm sifted through the bargain boxes. Which might explain why most of these are in such awful shape. I think my favorite is the one for rubber stamps -- "No Humbug."













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Posted 04/17/2017   10:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Daveinva47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just found this thread. Here are a few of mine!








Not much advertising on this one, but I include it because it's from a town that doesn't exist anymore




Finally, I like this one the best. Even had nice stationery!







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Advertising covers with relevant content, pardon me while l wipe the drool off my chin!
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Nice 1887 Telephone Parts Cover


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Re http://goscf.com/t/27335&whichpage=3#462943

The absence of a business name had me thinking of who Mr/s Albertz might be, and why they might need indelible ink.

http://www.sonomawest.com/cloverdal...551bbd6.html

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This is one of my favorite covers. I fell in love with it (and likely overpaid!) at a stamp show many years ago in Atlanta, GA.

Although the proprietary stamp (issued after the Revenue Act of 1862, to raise war revenue) may have been added, it matches perfectly the company's advertising envelope.

The product, "Merchant's Celebrated Gargling Oil" for horses--piqued my interest, though I own no horses (with or without halitosis!) did they actually try to get horses to GARGLE with this stuff? Did it TASTE as awful as it sounds?

What about the accompanying "...and human flesh" testimonial?

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Well, thanks to Google, I found Merchant's Gargling Oil (neither the horse nor the person had to gargle it) could trace its origins to 1833 Philadelphia, although it was manufactured in Lockport, New York.

The linament was intended to cure almost ANY illness; the version for human consumption appeared in 1875. Four years earlier, Merchant's Vegetable Worm Tablets made their appearance.......

(pardon me while I GAG!)

Merchant's Gargling Oil went out of business in 1928 when their Lockport factory burned down. Apparently their Gargling Oil could work miracles, but could not simply extinguish a fire!


--Jim
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